A romantic geology

James Hutton's 1788 'Theory of the Earth'

Tom Furniss

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Abstract

This article develops a close textual analysis of James Hutton's seminal 1788 'Theory of the Earth' in order to highlight a number of ways that it might be considered as developing a 'Romantic geology' and a Romantic vision of the earth as a self-renewing, endlessly recycling organism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-321
Number of pages17
JournalRomanticism
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

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  • geology
  • romanticism
  • literary theory
  • earth

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Furniss, Tom. / A romantic geology : James Hutton's 1788 'Theory of the Earth'. In: Romanticism. 2010 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 305-321.
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